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It amuses me when people start throwing about phrases like “interoperability” and “federation” in a space still hopping in the middle of the hype cycle. You would think that with our long and growing history, we in IT could be realistic about the prospects of any early implementers...
To get to the bottom of the larger, pro-active means of virtualization planning, I recently interviewed three executives from HP on also getting the most bang for the virtualization buck. For example, one important question is, How do enterprises manage and control how network intercon...
One of the cool new items in v.10 is the use of a logical volume manager (LVM) to create and manage multiple “partitions”. This is the last time I will use the term “partition” to refer to v.10 disk space in this post, since partitioning was the way things were done prior to v.10, movi...
HP is aiming the services at enterprise customers who are looking to efficiently drive business benefits from cloud. The goal, according to HP, is to help customers source, secure, and govern cloud services as an integral part of their IT strategy.
IT's job is evolving to make sure all services really work deep inside of business process -- regardless of their origins and sourcing. Quality of component services is therefore assurance of quality processes, and so the foundation of general business conduct and productivity.
These new products and services show an aggressive ramp-up and sophistication to deliver a fast-track to DaaS. HP and Desktone, among others, are banking on the down economy to whet the appetites of many kinds of companies -- and myriad uses -- for these far lower cost approaches for d...
The challenge for EA is to be able to balance the long-term goals against the pressing short-term needs of the business. There are intense commercial pressures right now to reduce costs at a time when capital expenditure is severely constrained. Operational efficiency has become an imp...
Static networks are already costing enterprises more on a per unit basis as they grow, per this Fall 2008 Computerworld survey. Increasing network costs will only reduce funds available for network automation. This recent TCO comparison between Google and Microsoft is just the begin...
I’ve written and spoken before about the need to build some serious bridges between the semantic technology/ Semantic Web community and the multitudinous enterprises that rely for their livelihood upon the timely and appropriate exploitation of data. The annual Semantic Technolog...
I had a rather terse exchange with Scott McNealy in the mid-90s, just trying to make conversation while we waited for the CEO of my employer to show up to a meeting.The appointment's time, location, and topic matter had been painstakingly
One question about the Oracle-Sun deal, not scandalous except perhaps in the eyes of IBM executives, concerns the personal relationship between Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy.The deal, to me, shows how little power shareholders (ie, owners)
I just started following sfearthquakes on twitter, a useful service that provides the scoop whenever we get a temblor in norcal.If it followed biz earthquakes in Silicon Valley, it'd be reporting on a magnitude 7.0 event, maybe higher, today.
VMware, Inc. today announced VMware vSphere 4, the industry’s first operating system for building the internal cloud, enabling the delivery of efficient, flexible and reliable IT as a service. With a wide range of groundbreaking new capabilities, VMware vSphere 4 brings cloud computing...
I looked at the news in disbelief this morning - Oracle buying Sun for $7.4 Billion. The actual deal would cost Oracle only $5.6B after taking into account Sun’s cash and debts. In some sense, it’s a “steal”  for Oracle, cheaper than what it paid  for BEA and  P...
Google revenues and sales continue to grow. Video games sales slump. IBM pushing 28nm trick for the next generation of chips. Slingplayer to be killed by Apple. Guess why! Microsoft will public beta Office 2010. Sun back in the sack with IBM? HP tops Dell. Pirate Bay [......
HP today expanded its thin client portfolio with new offerings that help customers extend client virtualization across the enterprise, benefiting... Read more at VMblog.com.
Looks like Sun Microsystems is open to renewing acquisition talks with International Business Machines (IBM) if the latter makes a stronger commitment to actually closing the deal, according to Bloomberg sources. Earlier this month, discussions over a potential takeover broke down wh...
My Samsung office printer/fax/scanner/copy machine/trash compactor/cat food dispensor bit the big one. Although it was a quirky machine having the requirement for very hard to find, expensive toner modules, it was possible to use most of its features from Linux, Mac OS X and both Windo...
I'm sensing a trend here. Microsoft is working with a formula for its new advertising campaign, dubbed Laptop Hunter. The gist: A good-looking yet accessible actor goes into a mall. They look around, decide Macs are too expensive/cool/exciting for their down-to-earth lifestyles, and th...
I don’t need to comment too much on this one. Yesterday someone managed to insert fake posts saying ‘eeyore is cute’ into a bunch of Blogger blogs. Here’s Blogger explanation: Some blogs are seeing a new post that says “eeyore is cute!” We are identi...
Are you protecting your Web 2.0 APIs? As Web 2.0 applications continue to expand from connected to collaborative via the extensive use of APIs it behooves developers and security professionals alike to consider the ramifications of providing this necessary yet dangerous avenue of ent...
Everyone is preoccupied with Conficker. I have one simple question. Hear it here now. HP may use Android OS for computers. PS2 going to $100. Or is it a joke? Gartner says cloud is getting all the money. American Airlines to put Wi-Fi hotspots in their planes. Wiki [...]
Lauren AKA the girl from the Windows commercial is really Lauren De Long, a SAG-eligible actor with special skills including cheerleading, stage combat, and ear prompting. Giz and TechFlash tracked her down and she informed them that she is under NDA for her involvement in Microsoft's...
One of the reasons I love going to Mix is getting a chance to watch really world-class technical speakers.  As I watched the keynote and a few sessions this year one theme really stood out to me:  The audience seems to remember how the speaker handles their mistakes\crashes m...
One of the reasons I love going to Mix is getting a chance to watch really world-class technical speakers.  As I watched the keynote and a few sessions this year one theme really stood out to me:  The audience seems to remember how the
While I’ve seen a lot of kudos of our innovative Unified Computing System announcement in the last two weeks, I have been concerned by some of the “Cisco declaration of war” theme coverage. As someone here at Cisco, who has successfully worked with HP, this informat...
They've got a point on the cost to feature ratio of Macs v. Windows machines in this new Microsoft ad. I have to say, these things are getting a lot better over time. And the price difference is the key weak point in the Apple product lineup. Mac fanatics couldn't care less. But to a r...
Image via Wikipedia Russ Daniels is VP and CTO for Cloud Services Strategy at IT behemoth, Hewlett-Packard [HPQ]. In a recent conversation, which has just been released as a podcast, we discuss the various ways in which the Cloud impinges upon HP’s current and future business....
According to this print screen of Gartner, this could put IBM at a stronger #1 in Server market and #2 in Storage market. Then IBm would have duly responded to Cisco’s move. Dell would seriously have to consider its position, HP would be forced to work on its numbers and EDS dige...
Image via Wikipedia If IBM, HP and Sun aren’t meeting today to plot a radical, Cisco margin destroying open-source router & low-cost switch counterattack - like Seagate, HP and IBM performed on Quantum’s DLT - they’re idiots. - via Cisco’s unified computing system (StorageMojo.c...
The consolidation in enterprise technology is upon us. Once mighty Sun Microsystems is now reportedly in talks to be acquired by IBM for a mere $6.5 billion. That is two quarters of revenues for Sun. If you factor in the $2.6 billion in cash and short term investments on Sun's bala...
Image via Wikipedia Twitter is aflutter once again this morning, this time over a Wall Street Journal suggestion that ‘IBM in talks to buy Sun.’ I am not able to comment on the veracity of the rumour itself, but it’s clear that Sun needs to do something in order to...
One of the oft cited reasons in surveys that enterprises aren’t flocking to the cloud like lemmings off a cliff is “lack of control”. Problem is that articles and pundits quoting this reason never really define what that means. After all, cloud providers appear to be cognizant of the...
My favorite sport is mixed martial arts (MMA.) MMA is a combination of various arts and features athletes who come from a variety of backgrounds and combine many disciplines that they bring to the the ring.   You’ve got wrestlers, boxers, kickboxers, muay thai practitioners, jiu ...
A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology and HP Labs in Palo Alto have written an 8 page paper on GPU accelerated virtual machines. The use of Read more at VMblog.com.
Neptuny, a leading provider of performance optimization solutions for IT and Digital Media today announced that it has become a member of the HP... Read more at VMblog.com.
I suspect the announcement from HP has raised a few eyebrows across the globe. HP are exiting the consumer storage cloud business - and if you had data stored with them, then you need to copy it back before the cloud disappears at the end of the month. While you might not ...
Tesco, Britain’s leading supermarket chain, has announced pioneering updates to its mission-critical Real Time Sales (RTS) systems, virtualizing key... Read more at VMblog.com.
The rumors about Cisco offering a blade server abound now. If true, it would seem that Cisco wants to move up the stack from providing networking and network virtualization technology to providing a more complete computing environment. This would place them in direct competition with D...
There is no evidence, no research, no surveys that indicate the cloud is, or ever will be, ready to completely outsource an organization’s data center. There’s no reason to even believe that’s the goal of cloud providers, though it might seem a logical conclusion. So making outrageous ...